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I have a a LiFePO4 battery that needs charging, an 8 cell one I think. Anyone had to charge these things? Mind has sat for the last year or so and will barely keep the lights lit now. I think I read on an ebay listing to "charge them like a normal 12v battery" so does that mean hook the thing up to my trickle charger and let it charge?

Help appreciated.
 

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NO! Not quite anyways. Yes you can charge it with the right charger. I think it needs to charge at 5 amps or something like that. You DEFINITELY can't charge it at a high amp rate. I gave up on those finicky fucking things. You can get a gel cell the same size for $80 at autozone and they can run a Harley 1200 engine. I know that doesnt help you it's a lead when that lipo shits out.
 

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A neighbor of mine has a special charger for his rc planes and car batterys, he seemed to think he could do it, but googling it it seems a finicky process...

Link to the autozone gel cell would be appreciated...
 

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I have a ballistic battery. Their instructions say you can use a normal charger. Don't exceede max charging amps. They say to watch the battery with a volt meter and when it reads 14.4 volts to stop charging and it should be fully charged..I have an .8 cell bat myself.

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Your motorcycle doesn't know the difference between a lead and lithium battery, so if "regular" charging was bad for them they wouldn't last in service very long.

Stick a battery tender or other trickle charger on it, you'll be fine.
 
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